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Metadata Librarian

Join the team redefining how the world experiences design

Hello, g'day, mabuhay, kia ora, 你好, hallo, vítejte!

Thanks for stopping by. We know job hunting can be a little time consuming and you're probably keen to find out what's on offer, so we'll get straight to the point.

Where and how you can work

Our flagship office is in Sydney, Australia, but we've made our way from down under, to a hub in San Francisco, which is now home to our US operations. We offer flexibility in how and where you work. We trust our Canvanauts to choose the balance that empowers them and their team to achieve their goals.

What you’d be doing in this role

As Canva scales change continues to be part of our DNA. But we like to think that's all part of the fun. So this will give you the flavour of the type of things you'll be working on when you start, but this will likely evolve.

At the moment, this role is focused on:

  • You will be the guiding force of asset management best practices for teams that deliver incredible creatives.
  • You will share insights, analytics, and recommendations for advanced digital asset management methods and emerging AI technologies.
  • You will develop and uphold the taxonomy strategy that enables Canva’s Marketing objectives.

You're probably a match if

  • You have a Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS) or relevant technical experience.
  • You have experience developing and maintaining metadata, controlled vocabularies, and taxonomies.
  • You possess hands-on technical experience with library systems, content management systems, or preferred, digital asset management (DAM) systems.
  • You have demonstrated success working with Enterprise digital assets, and federated systems.
  • Firm knowledge of metadata and taxonomy application for system navigation and content search and retrieval.
  • You have experience with cross functional department processes.
  • You have strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • You have excellent written and oral communication skills, with attention to detail.

About the team

The mission of Canva's MarTech group is to enable marketing teams to accelerate their output, efficiencies and intelligence to drive meaningful business outcomes and magical experiences for our community. An Asset Librarian is vital to empower the entire content life cycle from creation to distribution. They ensure that content is optimized for maximum engagement and consistency across all marketing channels and campaigns, with methods that heighten the user experience.

What's in it for you?

Achieving our crazy big goals motivates us to work hard - and we do - but you'll experience lots of moments of magic, connectivity and fun woven throughout life at Canva, too. We also offer a range of benefits to set you up for every success in and outside of work.

Here's a taste of what's on offer:

  • Equity packages - we want our success to be yours too
  • Health benefits plans to support you and your wellbeing
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company contribution
  • Inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents & carers
  • An annual Vibe & Thrive allowance to support your wellbeing, social connection, office setup & more
  • Flexible leave options that empower you to be a force for good, take time to recharge and supports you personally

Check out for more info.

At Canva we value fairness, and we strive to provide competitive, market-informed compensation whilst ensuring internal equity within the team in each region. We make hiring decisions based on your skills, experience and our overall assessment of what we observed and learnt in the hiring process. The target salary range for this position is $113,000 - $143,000 . When calculating offers, we make salary decisions based on market data and candidates' skills and experience.

Other stuff to know

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion, as well as how you can enhance Canva and our culture. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process.

We celebrate all types of skills and backgrounds at Canva so even if you don’t feel like your skills quite match what’s listed above - we still want to hear from you!

Please note that interviews are conducted virtually.


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